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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:01 AM
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Survey indicates Iraqis in despair (90% say Iraq worse off now than under Saddam)
More than 90 per cent of Iraqis believe the country is worse off now than before the war in 2003, according to new research obtained by Al Jazeera.

A survey of 2,000 people by the Iraq Centre for Research and Strategic Studies found that 95 per cent of respondents believe the security situation has deteriorated since the arrival of US forces.

The findings follow a poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal that found that less than one in four Americans approves of George Bush's administrations handling of the conflict in Iraq.

It also comes as armed men attacked the convoy of Iraq's vice-president and as up to 30 Iraqis were kidnapped in Baghdad on Thursday.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4940DA96-ABAE-46...
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:34 AM
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1. Bunch of ingrates
/Sacrasm
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neoblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:40 AM
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2. Typical Repubiclan Delusion On How Improved IRAQ Is...
Uh, Well surely they must be better off--after all, there's fewer mouths to feed (owing largely to us)(referencing the Republicrap "more to go around theory of warfare", a spinoff of "trickle down economics"). Besides, haven't we brought those bakward Muslims the 'great white way' (American Exceptionalism; but they don't seem to be buying it) including Crapitalism (yessiree, "private" oil contracts), Chrimstianity (they don't seem receptive?) & Democracy (dysfunctional, Republicanism-infected "puppet" Democracy); not to mention hunnerds of billions of dollars worth of investment (military invasion/occupation doesn't really count)... Yep, muuch better off; they just aren't smart enough to realize it.

Stumpid Republicrams anyway...

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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:48 AM
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3. That 10% must be Bush supporters. nt
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:48 AM
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4. They could write to Babs Bush
Who would reply how much better off they are now.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:23 AM
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5. So much for liberating them (nt)
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:28 AM
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6. But they must be thrilled that we proved there were no dangerous WMDs to make their lives unbearable
I mean, that's worth something, right? At least we've proved they don't have to face the threat of unexploded WMDs waiting around in missile silos and unknown places like we do here in the good ol' USA. We made their country safer than ours!

do i have to use the dripping with sarcasm emoticon?
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:15 AM
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7. Ummmmm. Your country has no economy ,
no schools, your medical and health care systems are nonexistent, there is no infrastructure, your roads are rubble, there's no food or potable water, your children are terrified...........


DUH?? Despair isn't strong enough. Desperation is more like it.

I say payers for the people of Iraq, and ask their forgiveness.

:cry:
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:51 AM
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8. Too bad no one points these FACTS out to rice & bush & Cabal
"You folks have helped liberate 25 million human beings,"
http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2005/tr20051224-...

"It's a wonderful thing to see 25 million Iraqis liberated"
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,150957,00.html

"...liberated 25 million people from the clutches of a barbaric regime."
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/03/2006032...

Iraqis are WORSE OFF NOW.

It ain't rocket science...but apparently it is coz bushCo & the republic party morans sure don't get it.
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:41 AM
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12. And Howard Dean was excoriated by the press, BushCo,
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 10:41 AM by tblue37
and cowards in the Democratic party for daring to say that the world was no safer just because Saddam had been dragged from a spider hole.

I think one of the things that upsets me most is that no one with national exposure is acknowledging the absolute rightness of Dean's remarks or the prescience of all the people (including those of us here on DU) who said things would turn out exactly the way they have turned out.

We are still considered the loony "radical fringe," even though we were right and they were--insane.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:28 AM
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9. saddam killed what? 100,000 over twenty years?
the chimp did close to a million in less than four! God forgive America. :(
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llmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:44 AM
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10. WHAT??????
I'll just bet they didn't interview all those people with the purple fingers. Where are they now? Ask them. They were giddy with excitement when their fingers were purple.

Or was that just BushCo and rightwing propaganda?
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chknltl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:08 AM
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11. Next survey: How do they feel about EVEN MORE help from us?
I'll bet they must be leapin for joy over the thought of America sendin in even more troops...I could be wrong though so maybe another quick survey is in order here.
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:59 PM
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13. Now didn't Laura just tell you its the fault of the media for not telling
more good news? Obviously those 95% are simply under the control of the librul media and we should ignore them.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:43 PM
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14. Bush/Cheney: Love us or we'll kill you.
Any questions?
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 02:46 AM
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15. Kick.
:kick:
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 12:57 PM
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16. Too Bad The Iraqi's Aren't More Like
Republican's.

Damn news media in Iraq must be responsible for this negativity.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 01:11 PM
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17. Who are the 10%?!?
:shrug:

Maliki and extended family?
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Sapere aude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 04:06 PM
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18. That liberal media painting and unfair picture of the war again. Where are all the Iraqis who like
the war and the life they are living?


Sarcasm of course!
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